potential radioactive waste News

  • Progress on safe management of radioactive waste

    The Government today published the response to its consultation on how potential sites for geological disposal of higher activity waste in England will be identified and assessed. It also published a Framework document which sets out a high-level description of the desk-based site identification and assessment process and the criteria that will be used. Alongside this, the Government ...

  • Reappointments to the committee on radioactive waste management

    The Chair and twelve members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) have recently been reappointed for a second term of office by sponsor Ministers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the devolved administrations for, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Committee plays a key role in providing independent scrutiny and advice to UK Government and devolved ...

  • Communities consulted on radioactive waste disposal site

    Government today launched a consultation on a revised proposed process for working with communities in order to agree a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). The multi-billion pound facility would be used to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste safely underground. This would provide a permanent solution for the disposal of existing legacy waste, and waste from new nuclear power ...

  • Written Ministerial Statement on Management of Radioactive Waste

    THE DESK-BASED IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL CANDIDATE SITES FOR GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL – STAGE 4 OF THE MANAGING RADIOACTIVE WASTE SAFELY PROGRAMME LAUNCH OF THE TRIENNIAL REVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT (CoRWM) AND PUBLICATION OF STRATEGY ON LOW LEVEL WASTE FROM THE NON NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES I am pleased to inform the House ...

  • EA publishes guidance for landfills taking radioactive waste

    Guidance for landfill operators that want to accept low-level radioactive waste has been published by the Environment Agency (EA). The guidance follows the introduction of a more flexible approach to disposal of such waste last year by the Government. It refers to low-level radioactive waste, like rubble and soil from decommissioned nuclear sites for example. EA strategic policy manager for ...

  • Tank Cleanup at Defense Sites Will Leave Radioactive Waste

    Untitled Document WASHINGTON, DC, - High-level radioactive material will remain in nuclear waste the Department of Energy plans ...

  • NRC Publishes Strategic Assessment Of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published the staff’s strategic assessment of the agency’s low-level radioactive waste (LLW) regulatory program, proposing several initiatives to meet impending challenges such as decreased disposal capacity and increased production of LLW as new reactors and other nuclear facilities come online. Those challenges include the anticipated closure to most of the ...

  • High-level forum stresses need to tackle radioactive waste in Central Asia

    A high-level forum organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) wrapped up in Geneva this week with the adoption of a joint declaration stressing the need to tackle the challenge of radioactive waste in Central Asia. The meeting brought together over 100 representatives from the region, international organizations, donors and others to discuss the problems associated with the ...


    By United Nations

  • Call for co-ordination on UK’s dysfunctional approach to radioactive waste policies

    The Royal Society has issued a letter urging Government to integrate its strategy for managing stockpiles of separated plutonium into wider energy and radioactive waste management policies. The letter highlights the fact that the UK's civil stockpile of over 100 tonnes of separated plutonium is the largest in the world, yet government strategy for its management is avoidably fragmented, ...


    By Royal Society

  • Sellafield mistakenly dumps low-level radioactive waste in landfill

    Nuclear decommissioner Sellafield mistakenly dumped five bin bags of low-level radioactive waste at a local landfill site on 12 April. Although an initial analysis has found no environmental implications, as a result of the incident Sellafield has suspended the disposal of bagged process wastes until further investigations have been carried out. According to Sellafield, the 30kg of waste were ...

  • UK government to advise public on risk from radioactive waste dumps

    The Chairman of the Health Protection Agency, Sir William Stewart, has announced that the Agency's Board is consulting stakeholders on its proposals to update advice on solid radioactive waste disposal.  Sir William said: “The Health Protection Agency has a remit across the UK for public health protection from potential radiation hazards. This is an important consultative document, prepared by ...


    By Health Protection Agency

  • Monitors arrive after radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural southern Nevada, state and federal officials said Monday. Ground testing was scheduled next, headed by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency radiological emergency team sent to the site about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fines issued for Radioactive Substances Act breach

    Two companies and an individual who tried to dispose of radioactive waste without authorisation have been fined by Bedford Magistrates’ Court today (Fri) for breaching the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. The radioactive material was in an X-ray Flourescence Meter which belonged to FFEI Ltd (formerly known as Fuji Film Electronic Imaging Ltd) and used at its Peterborough premises until October ...

  • U.S. Allows Radioactive Materials in Ordinary Landfills

    TAKOMA PARK, Maryland, May 14, 2007 (ENS) - Radioactive materials from nuclear weapons facilities are being released to regular landfills and could get into commercial recycling streams, finds a report issued today by the nonprofit Nuclear Information and Resource Service, NIRS. Radioactive scrap, concrete, equipment, asphalt, plastic, wood, chemicals, and soil are placed in ordinary landfills, ...

  • Concerns Grow Over Radioactive Pollutants in Pennsylvania

    Last month, The New York Times published a story about Pennsylvania environmental regulators calling waste treatment and drinking water facilities to increase testing for radioactive materials.  The concerns have been prompted by a dramatic increase in natural gas drilling across the state.  Wastewater from some of these drilling sites ends up at treatment plants.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Radioactive Removal Project Gets Underway in Illinois

    Earlier this week, the Daily Herald published a story about a $20 million radioactive cleanup project getting underway near Naperville, Illinois.  The extensive project is taking place along the West Branch of the DuPage River at the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve. According to the article, “The radioactive material came from an old gas light-manufacturing plant in West Chicago. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Oregon Prepares for Possible Radioactive Tsunami Debris

    This month, the Yamhill Valley News-Register published a story about how various Oregon agencies and groups are preparing for potentially radioactive debris to reach the coast.  Recently, they held a conference call to review Oregon’s planned response as the one year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami approaches in early March. Although most experts do not ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The global warming potential of wheat

    Nitrous oxide concentrations in the earth’s atmosphere have increased since the industrial revolution. This is of concern as nitrous oxide contributes to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer. It has 310 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide and a lifespan of 120 years. Emissions from agricultural soils are considered to account for 70 to 80 percent of the increase. ...

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • ASTM C1571 - 03(2012) Standard Guide for Characterization of Radioactive and/or Hazardous Wastes for Thermal Treatment

    This guide identifies methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of a variety of hazardous and/or radioactive wastes including heavy metal contaminated wastes. These wastes can be in the physical form of sludges (wet or dry), spent waste water filter aids, waste water filter cakes, incinerator ashes (wet or dry), incinerator ...


    By ASTM International

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you